Back-to-School Playlist 2015

Prior to packing her bags for a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, the Peninsula Pulse’s summer 2015 Arts & Entertainment Intern Abigail Edmonds put together a back-to-school playlist that would keep her spirits high as the study sessions and exams roll in.

1.) “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley

Included for the baby boomers, especially those who get nostalgic when they hear anything off the Endless Summer soundtrack.

2.) “I Love My Green Bay Packers (The Famous Packer Polka)” by Eddy J. Lemberger

Celebrate the beginning of the season with this classic.

“We take our positions and crunch ‘em like they’re crackers. That’s why I love my Green Bay Packers.”

3.) “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac

“Don’t Stop” was the official campaign song for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential run. Take a page out of Bill and Hillary’s book (they never seem to run out of momentum), and listen to this song to keep you moving forward.

4.) “We’re Going To Be Friends” by The White Stripes

The most charming back to school song, which appears on the soundtrack on the equally charming movie Napoleon Dynamite.

“Fall is here, hear the yell/ back to school, ring the bell/ brand new shoes, walking blues/ climb the fence, books and pens/ I can tell that we are gonna be friends/Yes I can tell that we are gonna be friends.”

5.) “Git Up, Git Out” by Outkast

This inspiring early ‘90s Southern rap will keep you motivated throughout the school day.

“How will you make it if you never even try.”

6.) “ABC” by The Jackson 5

No back to school playlist would be complete without this classic from The Jackson 5.

7.) “Education” by The Kinks

This song sings the importance of accessible education, and though the lyrics might not be PC in 2015, they were progressive in 1975 when the song premiered, and the general idea of the song is still relevant and important.

8.) “The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades” by Timbuk3

Sturgeon Bay’s pat mAcdonald penned this optimistic back-to-school song in the ‘80s. Take a break from your studies to have a listen, or three, to this song.


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